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Congratulations to our 2018 awardees. Check back in early September for the announcement of our 2019 awardees!!

2019 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Equal Opportunity Award

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award is given by Boards of Directors of Urban League affiliates across the country in memory of the great civil rights leader and former head of the National Urban League. Young was one of America’s most charismatic, courageous and influential civil rights pioneers. He worked tirelessly to gain access for African Americans to good jobs, education, housing, health care and social services.
Greg Jones

Greg Jones

Greg Jones retired in 2011 from a distinguished career in higher education and state government. He has served on a variety of boards and committees including the Urban League of Greater Madison. His experiences included recruitment and training in the areas of affirmative action/equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, and leadership skills and developing diversion programs for juveniles. Since his retirement, Greg has continued his lifelong fight for civil rights and equal opportunity. He currently serves as President of the Dane County NAACP, the Chair of the NAACP Wisconsin Conference of Branches Political Action Committee, and in leadership and support roles on nearly a dozen other committees, commissions, and other community initiatives.

 

Nia Trammell

Nia Trammell

Nia Trammell joined Governor Tony Evers’ administration in 2019 as the Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Previously, she served as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Division, making her the first African American woman to hold that position. Nia is deeply committed to serving the community.  She is a Commissioner and the President of the Madison Police and Fire Commission, and a member of multiple service organizations. A strong believer and supporter of the Urban League, Nia has been a long-time volunteer, Board, Build, and Young Professionals member with the Urban League of Greater Madison.  

 

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